Every third Friday of the month the Blue Monk (3341 SE Belmont) hosts the Offbeat Belly Dance collective, a club rocking, good timing, genre-defying gang of badass belly dancers.
And this third Friday, March 18, 2011 is no exception – the Offbeat Belly Dance collectives invites you to Offbeat Belly Dance! This Friday! Fun! Fabulous! Free!
This month we will be joined by:
The swooping and electric Ziggy!
The shimmering and elegant Vee!
The sparkly and excellent Jasmine! (glory bee – isn’t she one of the masterminds behind that much talked about hot ticket, the Bridgetown Fashion Review?)
We will swoon and exult in the Offbeat Belly Dance debuts of:
And we will dazzle and delight in the triumphant return of:
And Erika Ryn! (my stars and garters – isn’t she also one of the fashionable and talented souls behind the upcoming Bridgetown Fashion Review? Hmmm… I sense a pattern here…)
As always, the show is freeee!
As always, the show is early!
As always, the show will be awesome!
And as always, noble Portlander, we need you – you! – to make the night complete! Join us! Partake of our painstakingly handcrafted awesome revelry and excitement! Don’t leave us dancing with ourselves, dear hearts! Come get some of the awesome!
Join Karissa, the Ringleader of Offbeat Belly Dance (pictured to the right), and the other fabulous dancers at the show Friday night.
Individually, the members of the Offbeat Belly Dance collective perform at shows throughout the Portland area, but on the 3rd Friday of the month they come together at the Blue Monk to perform in a rollicking belly dance revue. One of the things that makes it offbeat, is that the dancers choose whatever kind of music they like. Karissa tells me this has included traditional Middle Eastern music, zydeco, AC/DC, Strauss, The Pogues, hip hop, jazz, blues, Old Crow Medicine Show, the Spice Girls, and just about everything else.
The shows are free, and go from about 7pm until 10pm.
Visit OffbeatBellyDance.com for more information. You can also become a fan on Facebook, and follow the genre-defying, good timing gang of belly dancers in Portland OR, w/Karissa as ringmaster/carnival barker/propagandiston on Twitter at @OffbeatBelly
Photo credit: Offbeat Belly Dance
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